CliffsNotes – April 24, 2018

This past Friday and Saturday the national Board of Administration met (we meet twice a year). We continued in our study of Pursuing God’s Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton. There were items on the agenda that we all looked forward to and at least one that none of us were excited about – most […]

CliffsNotes – April 17, 2018

In my neighbourhood, it was a lousy weather weekend. Several of our churches had to cancel services and special events. We also had to make the very difficult (but right) decision to cancel the Regional Gathering scheduled at Wesley Chapel. It’s Spring?!? Today, I’m attaching an article from The Globe and Mail that your Study […]

CliffsNotes – April 10, 2018

Regional Gathering number 4 was on snow covered St. Joseph Island! Many thanks to each of you who made the trek, even though weather was somewhat of an issue (well it would’ve been for the likes of this snow-sensitive southern Ontarian), and you had considerable drives. What a good time together! On Sunday morning Karlene […]

CliffsNotes – April 3, 2018

I have been reading about “meals” in Scripture, most recently in David Fitch’s Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission.  A couple of our churches are using this book in a sermon series and Bible study and it is a very substantial read.  Jesus ate with people who were not yet followers, […]

CliffsNotes – March 27, 2018

I think that God just gave FMCIC $5!! I was walking my dog through the green space near my home. This is not a busy pathway it’s just grass. I was praying and I ended up thinking about my mom. We were four children and mom was the only income so money was tight. When […]

CliffsNotes – March 20, 2018

The second Regional Gathering of the season was in Quebec – and in French! Worship time was once again joyful and significant. Pasteur Nathan (AKA L’Eveque de Quebec) was quite encouraged by the attendance, enthusiasm and spirit in the room. So was I and I was also pleased to visit with retired pastors who came […]

CliffsNotes – March 13, 2018

This past weekend Karlene and I made our first trip together to beautiful British Columbia! Pastor Ken Dryden (not the hockey player, though he is related) invited us to be with Lakeside FM Church in Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday morning and then with the BC network this week. Lakeside is prayerfully asking how to […]

CliffsNotes – March 6, 2018

This weekend I experienced my first Regional Gathering as Bishop. I won’t say much because it’s only the first of 10! Thank you Una Church for hosting. Their worship team didn’t just lead in a few songs to get us started – no, they led us in worship! It’s a very sweet thing to worship […]

CliffsNotes – February 27, 2018

By the time you read this I will already be home, but I wrote this in the Amsterdam airport. I was in Sri Lanka and then Ghana and I left feeling very encouraged about these meetings and the future of these churches. Pastor Marty Misener of the Niagara Falls FMC and Paula Moriarty our International […]

CliffsNotes – February 20, 2018

Good Afternoon, Bishop Cliff, Paula Moriarity and Marty Misener are on their last day in Sri Lanka. Bishop Cliff and Paula will continue on to Ghana and Marty will return to Canada. They are very grateful for your prayers. The favour and blessing of the Lord was evident during their visit to Sri Lanka and […]